Redbourn and Markyate fire crews free trapped man after crash

Firefighters had to extract people trapped following a two-vehicle collision in Markyate. Photo cour

Firefighters had to extract people trapped following a two-vehicle collision in Markyate. Photo courtesy Twitter/@Redbournfire - Credit: Twitter/@Redbournfire

Firefighters freed a man trapped in a car, following a two-vehicle collision in a village at the weekend.

Firefighters had to extract people trapped following a two-vehicle collision in Markyate. Photo cour

Firefighters had to extract people trapped following a two-vehicle collision in Markyate. Photo courtesy Twitter/@Redbournfire - Credit: Twitter/@Redbournfire

At 11.21am yesterday (Sunday), fire crews from Redbourn and Markyate were called to a crash on the A5 in Markyate, at the junction with Luton Road.

A spokesman for Herts Fire Service said that cutting gear had to be used to extract a man trapped by his injuries in one of the vehicles. Three other people were also rescued, without injury.

A spokeswoman for Herts Police said that officers were called shortly after 11.15am to a collision between a Toyota Yaris and a Toyota Corolla.

She said the fire service was asked to help as one man was left trapped, and the ambulance service also attended.


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The injured man was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Both vehicles were recovered and the road was re-opened at 2.20pm.

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